CCN meeting | Oliver Robinson (University College London, UK)

28-01-2021 from 15:00 to 16:00

The translational cognitive neuroscience of anxiety

Anxiety can be a normal adaptive process, but it can also become a clinical state. At both ends of the spectrum anxiety significantly alters the ways individuals make decisions and behave. However, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying such symptoms is at present limited and does not contribute to treatment development or clinical decision-making. In this talk I will outline our recent work which attempts to better understand anxiety through a combination of computational modelling of behaviour and neuroimaging of adaptive and pathological anxiety.